Eurozone: On a slow path towards recovery

While the worst may be over for the eurozone economy, the prospect of a quick revival in growth is limited. Activity should pick up stronger in the second half of 2024 as falling inflation supports real incomes and consumer spending, but more restrictive fiscal policy as government priorities shift from providing support to deficit reduction will drag on growth. We expect the ECB to commence with rate cuts in Q2, although growth won’t receive a boost until 2025.

Rory Fennessy

Senior Economist

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Rory Fennessy

Senior Economist

London, United Kingdom

Rory is an Economist in the European Macro Forecasting team, where he publishes research and analysis on the eurozone and Nordic economies. He is responsible for our forecast coverage for Norway, Denmark, Croatia and Albania. He also helps in presenting our Global Risk Service to clients and prospects.

Rory joined Oxford Economics in September 2020 after graduating from the University of Exeter with a first-class BSc in Economics. While at university, he completed an industrial placement year at Oxford Economics in our Latin American Macro Forecasting team. His undergraduate dissertation focused on the drivers of currency crises in emerging markets with floating exchange rates.

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